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Dryandra longifolia. Long-leaved


Class and Order.

Tetandria Monogynia.

Generic Character.—Vide No. 1581.

Specific Character.

DRYANDRA longifolia; foliis linearibus pinnatifidis longissimis
acutis subtus cinereo-tomentosis: basi attenuata integerrima;
lobis triangularibus adscendentibus decurrentibus margine
recurvis, involucri bracteis elongato-linearibus subulato
accuminatis margine barbatis extus glabris, corallæ
[peranthii] unguibus basi lanatis supra pubescentibus:
laminis pilosiusculis, caule tomentoso. Brown Prod. Nov.
Holl. p. 398. Linn. Trans. v. 10. p. 215. Hort. Kew. ed. alt.
v. 1. p. 221.

The original Dryandra of Thunberg, being found not
to be generically different from Aleurites, previously esta-
blished by Forster, Mr. Brown tells us that he "derived
peculiar satisfaction, in giving the name of his respected friend,
Mr. Jonas Dryander, to a genus so nearly allied to Banksia,
from which indeed it differs chiefly in inflorescence, but in that
respect so widely as to be at once distinguishable : there is also
something in the habit, especially in the leaves of the greater
number of species, by which, independent of the parts of fructi-
fication, the genus is pretty certainly indicated, and it is worthy
of notice, that, while Banksia is generally spread over all the
coast of New-Holland, and of Van Diemen's Island, Dryandra
has hitherto been observed only on that part of the south coast,
called Lewin's Land, where, however, its species are nearly as
numerous and abundant as those of Banksia itself*." This is as

it ought to be, that Dryandra should have the nearest affinity
with Banksia.

The Dryandra longifolia is a very fine shrub, with much
larger flowers than those of the species figured in the preceding
plate. Native of Lewin's Land, the south coast of New-
Holland, growing upon rocky hills.
We were favoured with the specimen from which our
drawing was taken by our friend Mr. Aiton, from the Royal
gardens at Kew, in February last. Introduced in 1805. It
does not appear to have flowered when the first volume of the
new edition of the Hortus Kewensis was published.